And so even in the major cities of our country outside of the South, there is absolute segregation in so many situations.

The Negro finds himself hovered up in crowded ghettos.  And these ghettos are usually absolutely segregated.  The Negro finds himself attending segregated schools which are almost always inadequately staffed, devoid of quality education.  And then as we look into the whole problem of slum life, the total mental outlook of the individuals who live in the slums, we see deprivation, we see the destruction of personality.  And all of these things reveal that before brotherhood is a reality, there is much that must be done. — MLK, Speech at Illinois Wesleyan University, 1966


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